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Rural people make a beeline for prosperity
On World Bee Day, meet the pollinators buzzing to protect our planet and the rural people taking care of them.
Brewing up a better future for Sri Lankan tea farmers
Sri Lanka is among the world’s top five exporters of tea. But tea farmers here must balance making a profit and preserving the soil. Find out how IFAD is helping farmers diversify their income streams so they can be more resilient and secure a better life for themselves.
Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 43
This month on Farms.Food.Future we immersed ourselves in the world of biodiversity, ahead of World Biodiversity Day on 22 May.
IFAD13: A new day is possible
IFAD13: A new day is possible. Now is the time to invest in a resilient future.
IFAD’s response to the war in Ukraine
Conflict and food insecurity go hand-in-hand. As a major food and commodities exporting region, the war in Ukraine has caused not only a humanitarian crisis, but is also increasing food and fuel prices, which in turn are impacting the world’s most vulnerable people.
Climate and environment
Smallholder farmers and poor rural people bear the brunt of climate change and the degradation of natural resources. Extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and floods, are putting pressure on the ecosystems that farmers depend on.
IFAD and the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda is a commitment to “leave no one behind”. It applies to all countries and spans social, environmental and economic issues. This commitment is most salient in rural areas as shocks, such as climate change and the COVID crisis, disproportionately affect rural communities.
IFAD Event Portlet
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.
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